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Fighting Talk - Ripped From Yesterday's Headlines

Fighting Talk - Ripped From Yesterday's Headlines

Lyndon Hood - private citizen, Lower Hutt
Wednesday, February 09, 2005

I discover - via National Radio's breakfast show though apparently the Dom Post broke it - that as part of a week-long trial posties in Petone and Eastbourne have been talking into microphones as they go. Recording notes about the paint on the houses. Which the Post Office then sells to Resene.

Max Johns - crap at blogging regularly, Blenheim
Monday, February 07, 2005

It is quite possible that Grant Hislop has the biggest balls in all of Aotearoa. And he's just gone a long way towards proving it. Hislop is, among other things in the NZ music scene, Channel Z's program director. Not a lot of reason to celebrate his knackers, you might say, but only if you didn't know that on Waitangi Day he pulled the plug on all overseas content and converting Z into a brand new station they call Kiwi.

Hamish McKenzie - in Guatemala now, Dr Ropata
Thursday, February 03, 2005

After too long in Tulum, a tourist haven of sun-smacked white sand beaches on Mexico's gringoified Yucatan Peninsula, I was in need of a little light entertainment. Good then that Belize, a beautiful bastard of a country, exists. If you're anything like me -- ie, from New Zealand -- you'll probably know very little about Belize.

Lyndon Hood - foreign domestic policy junkie, Lower Hutt

I'm sure we all cherish a chance to be alarmed by George W Bush. To enhance the effect, remember it's best not to attend to what he says are the reasons for his policies or the effects they're supposed to achieve. Or, for that matter, what he says his policies are.

Matt Nippert - not-so-great, but unwashed, Auckland
Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The election cycle is well and truly apon us. If National can hold together long enough, it might prove an interesting race. However it appears Don Brash has contracted political leprosy, losing spokespeople with each thundered word. By the time the election-debate worm comes around it's possible the little invertebrate will be eating his shedded remains - along with any hope of of a victory for the right.


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